Jim Lee hasn't worked on the X-Mn since the 1990's, but now he's returning, to honor of his former Justice League collaborator Geoff Johns's birthday.
Johns, who previously wrote several X-Men stories in Ultimate X-Men, X-Men: Millennial Visions, and Muties, posted on Instagram an illustration of Colossus by Jim Lee, done for the writer's birthday. The post also explains that Colossus is Johns's favorite Marvel character.
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Lee and Johns have collaborated numerous times for DC Comics, most notably on 9 issues of Justice League during the title's"New 52" relaunch. In addition to being creators at DC, Johns and Lee are also company executives -- Johns as the company's Chief Creative Officer, and Lee as Co-Publisher.